The Jets are who we keep saying they always were: a mediocre to average team that has gotten lucky on a couple of calls this season. The Jets were once again exposed as nothing more than a mere fraud in 2013. A team that has played in over its head for half the season.
On Sunday the Jets were vanquished by a Cincinnati Bengals team that is not only poised for the playoffs, but is making the case as one of the top two to three teams in the AFC. The Bengals sliced and diced the Jets early and often, jumping out to a huge 14-0 lead on their first two possessions before anyone could settle into their seats.
Everyone figured that the Jets weak secondary would have issues with receiver A.J. Green, which was the case, but no one would have guessed that Marvin Jones would have a fantasy day to remember. Jones had eight catches for 122 yards and four touchdown receptions, including the games opening score.
Jones had three touchdowns in the first half, including two touchdowns in the second quarter to help pace Cincy to a 28-6 halftime lead.
The Jets offense had no answer for the Bengals powerful offense. Geno Smith and crew were manhandled at the line by the Bengals ferocious front seven. Smith was sacked three times, and picked off twice, including one that was returned for a touchdown at the start of the third quarter by Chris Crocker to make it 35-6, Bengals.
The Jets looked unprepared for this contest, and as soon as the Bengals punched them in the face, they fell flat on their bellies and stayed down for the next 60 minutes. Not once did the Jets show any sign of life in this game. In fact, if any Jets' fan turned this game off in the second quarter, they didn't miss anything.
So two days after receiving a ringing endorsement for his players, Rex Ryan's Jets failed to show in Ohio. Expect more of the same when the Jets play the Saints at home next week, that will likely drop the Jets to 4-5. Then things will get interesting again with regards to Rex's future with the Jets. Right now Ryan is safe, but more showings like Sunday and the good feeling will dissipate fast.